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Governor kudos

On May 4, The Pagosa Springs SUN sent a letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper requesting that he veto Senate Bill 18-156, “Concerning the Publication of Fiscal Information by a County.”…

Fire response

Sunday’s severe thunderstorms brought 350-400 lightning strikes and an unbelievable 22 fires to Pagosa Country. We owe a great debt to our firefighters, first responders, law enforcement, dispatch staff and…

What will your story be?

Members of Pagosa Springs High School’s class of 2018 will walk across the stage to accept their diplomas Saturday. In doing so, they will close out the final chapter of…

They made the sacrifice

On Nov. 9, 2010, 2nd Lt. Robert M. Kelly, 29, stepped on a land mine while leading a platoon of Marines in southern Afghanistan. He was killed instantly. The full…

Preserve our public lands

The third Saturday in May is recognized as Colorado Public Lands Day, a day to celebrate our public lands. Public land in Colorado is central to our economy and our…

Thank a teacher

Do you remember your favorite teacher? I will never forget my first-grade teacher, Mrs. Jones. My favorite memory is her telling me that she hoped I would be in her…

It only takes one spark

Don’t let the rain fool you; Archuleta County is experiencing extreme to exceptional drought. “New fire starts may be difficult or impossible to control due to fast rates of spread.…

Playing with fire

“Fueled by fire. Driven by courage.” That was the theme of the 2015 mill levy campaign of the Pagosa Fire Protection District (PFPD). The full version of this story is…

The SUN receives Service to the First Award

The SUN receives Service to the First Award

Gov. John Hickenlooper presented the Colorado Press Association’s (CPA) 2017 Service to the First Award to The Pagosa Springs SUN staff Friday. The presentation was made in front of nearly…

A lesson in forgiveness

Today, two families mourn for the loss of loved ones in recent tragedies. The community mourns along with them. The senseless murder of father, grandfather, friend, Pagosa Springs community member…

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